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My C drive is a 256GB SSD and it is showing almost full which is uncanny for only having Windows and a couple apps. I had thought I might have accidentally extracted a couple MKV movie files to it but a search found nothing. My user profile directory is 80GB but looking inside I can't find any large files. Is there a tool to do this?

On a side note, a few months ago I installed Ubuntu to dual boot and might have used my C drive? How can I confirm this and remove it short of wiping the drive which is a last resort?

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what size is your windows directory? Having any problems with updates lately?

oh check the size of your pagefile.sys file too...

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WinDirStat is what I use to find those huge files. [url="http://windirstat.info/"]http://windirstat.info/[/url]
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treesize free
http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/
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you'll have to enable hidden files/folders so you can see if any of those are really big - perhaps appdata or something

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I use Sequoia View for jobs like this http://w3.win.tue.nl/nl/onderzoek/onderzoek_informatica/visualization/sequoiaview//

My first thought would be the page file or the hibernation file, if you have it enabled.
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People talk about the pagefile but unless he's got lots of ram it won't be that big. Also if you do have a lot of ram (my desktop has 16gigs) you can go in and make your pagefile smaller, you'll just use more ram etc.

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My Windows folder is 21.5GB in size. My RAM is 24GB. I'll try one of the tools you guys listed. I'll look into how to make the pagefile smaller too.

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Hello,

If you are not using hibernation on your computer, turning that feature off will save you the disk space used by a [font=courier new,courier,monospace]HIBERFIL.SYS[/font] file, which typically the same size as your RAM. To do so, open an elevated [b]Command Prompt[/b] (filename: [font=courier new,courier,monospace]CMD.EXE[/font]) and issue a "[font=courier new,courier,monospace]POWER.CFG /H OFF[/font]" command.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky
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Yes with 24GB RAM turn off hibernation and manually set your pagefile to 4GB. This should save you 44GB or so.
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[quote name='mrp04' timestamp='1360033812' post='595501916']
Yes with 24GB RAM turn off hibernation and manually set your pagefile to 4GB. This should save you 44GB or so.
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Yeah, there's no real reason to keep a big pagefile if you have so much ram. I haven't gotten the chance to check mine, I have 16GB of ram, but a 4Gb file sounds good, you'll just keep more things in ram than before.

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